Wednesday, November 11, 2009

When Hobbies Collide- Vintage Edition

1966 TOPPS BATMAN COMPLETE SET PSA GRADED ALL 44 CARDS

For any Batman fan this Topps set is a classic. While the 1960's TV Show made a complete mockery of this beloved comic book character, the art work of the trading card set did a much better job of capturing the Dynamic Duo as their original DC creators had intended. You can see the complete auction with other pictures here.


One of the things I immediately noticed in the listing is that the seller claimed to have paid $10 per card for grading. Assuming that is true, more than 50% of the sales total was tied up in grading fees. however, a closer look at recent sales shows that ungraded, in similar condition, these sets sell much closer to between $125-$150, so in this particular case the "investment" in having them slabbed more than paid for itself and returned 3x the profit had the set been sold ungraded.

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